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Barotse Freedom Movement National Secretary arrested

September 17
21:26 2012

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A joint team of Police officers from Mongu and Kalabo districts have arrested Barotse Freedom Movement National Secretary Mulaiskwanda Chazele who has been on the run.

Western Province Police Deputy Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi disclosed the development to ZANIS in Mongu.

Ms Kamukoshi said Chazele was arrested around 15:00 hours in Mwandi village of Kalabo district where he has been hiding after police launched a manhunt for him following the tearing up of about 500 copies of the Draft Constitution booklets in Mongu two weeks ago.

She said at the time of his arrest, Chazele was found chairing a meeting in a house at a village located 40 kilometres from Kalabo Boma.

Ms Kamukoshi further said that Chazele will be jointly charged with the 15 other Barotseland activists currently undergoing trail in Kaoma district for alleged malicious damage and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

On 6th September this year, a  Barotse activists tore up about 500 copies of  Silozi draft constitution booklets in front of Mongu District Commissioner stressing that Western Province was no longer a part of Zambia hence there was no need to participate in the ongoing constitution making process.

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